The Silicon Valley Tarot

Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing

Innovation, insight, craft, and dumb luck all conspire in the conception and birth of the Next Big Thing. Empires will be built on it. Competitors will be ruined by it. The originator is seen wide-eyed with the first flash of recognition; perhaps he terrified by its promise. He will skip lunch and write a business plan. Reversed: obsolescence, hubris, a flop.

Copyright 1998, Thomas Scoville. All rights reserved.

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